Monday, August 24, 2009

Florence's Carrot Cake

I received this recipe from a neighbor of mine many years ago. I've dug it up again and added a bit of fresh zucchini and there's just no other carrot cake like this. As you all know there are many variations of Carrot Cake. This one has no pineapple, no coconut, but stacks of almonds. It's easy to make and tastes better with age. I love to freeze this cake.

Florence's Carrot Cake
  • Grate 3 cups of raw carrots, set aside.
  • 2 C. white sugar
  • 11/4 salad oil
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C white flour
  • 11/2 C. chopped almonds and walnuts
Follow normal cake making directions.
  1. Mix sugar, oil, and add the dry ingredients. Slowly add all the eggs and flour, and don't forget the yummy almonds. I actually don't use any walnuts. I prefer almonds.
  2. Now add the carrots to the batter.
  3. Bake in a well greased 9x13 pan at 350' for 45 minutes.

  • 1/4 C. margarine
  • 1C powdered icing sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
Melt margarine, add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add powdered sugar and spread on cake when cool. Again, I sprinkle more chopped almonds on top.

When it is completely cooled, I cut it up into sections with saran wrap and stick it in my freezer.
But one other option is to phone a bunch of friends, brew a fresh pot of coffee and have a sampling of this terrific cake. Mine is all set to go along on my camping trip this week.
It's about those yummy almonds. What's camping with out a fresh piece of cake and freshly brewed coffee over the fire pit.


  1. We LOOOVE carrot cake, and without the pineapple in it makes it even better for my daughter with allergies. I will most certainly give this one a try. Enjoy the camping trip;-}.......aaah campfire, fresh coffee, cake and good company. Doesn't get much better than that! (hope it won't rain).

  2. Carrot cake with zucchini..that's got to be a healthy cake right? Looks delicious and very pretty china to serve it in!
    Enjoy your camping trip!

  3. Love The cake. I have an excellent recipe to share with you do check it out, it' s the best carrot cake I have had.

  4. You said carrot cake...which campsite are you at? You might just have some friends popping by to sample...and sit around the fire with you. Looks yummy!

  5. What a beautiful photograph (I love the china).

  6. I love carrot cake too .. .I'll have to hold this recipe beside mine. . it's so fun to compare recipes. What a great dessert to have camping. .and it keeps so well. Good choice.

  7. Maybe I would have liked camping more if I went with friends like you or Lovella or Judy or any Mennonite girl!!

  8. I love your blog. Your group
    does a great job.

  9. Oh goodness girls, you make me want to jump up and make a carrot cake. They are so moist and I love all the spices. Guess I'll put that on my list of things to do.
    Happy Twirls

  10. I added pineapple to mine. Made the mistake to freeze it. It became wet and falling apart. Any suggestions what to do with it?